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This is the car the Caledonia Fire Department initially thought might topple over, but they quickly assessed that it didn’t pose a threat of falling off. However, firefighters did close 5 Mile Road to allow Union Pacific Railroad officials to get the equipment they needed into the area. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
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Hulcher crews, the company contracted by the Union Pacific Railroad to do the train derailment clean-up, pulls the tangled cars out of the massive coal pile. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
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Officials with the Caledonia Fire Department closed 5 Mile Road Jan. 19 after 19 of a 135-car train derailed on the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at 5:50 a.m. on Five Mile Road between Highway 38 and Nicholson Road. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
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Diving into the wreck. The excavator with claw attachment was pulling wreckage out of the pile after a 19-car derailment on the Union Pacific Railroad line on Five Mile Road between Highway 38 and Nicholson Road Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann).
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Backing up to the pile with a side boom CAT. Crews worked through the night Sunday to clean-up after a 19-car derailment on the Union Pacific Railroad on 5 Mile Road between Highway 38 and NIcholson Road on Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann)
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The cars almost went off the 5 Mile Road bridge after 19-cars were derailed off the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at 5:50 a.m. Jan. 19. (PHOTO BY Keith Kohlmann).

Racine Unified teacher and railroad historian, Keith Kohlman, took hundreds of photos from the scene of a 19-car train derailment that happened in Caledonia early Sunday morning.

Here’s what the clean-up efforts looked like as workers focused on cleaning up 15 cars worth of coal that had tipped over.

Check out our coverage here:

Union Pacific Delayed Reporting Caledonia Train Derailment For Over An Hour

Caledonia Train Derailment: ‘It’s Destroyed Everything,’ Say Fire Officials

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.